Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 70, SRH vs PBKS. Sunrisers Hyderabad will play against Punjab Kings in the last league 70th Match of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2022 on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 7:30 PM in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore stayed afloat with an 8-wicket win over Gujarat Titans. But their fate is not in their hands. Delhi Capitals are still the favorite to claim the 4th spot if they beat Mumbai Indians in the last match on Saturday. For RCB to qualify, Mumbai Indians need to beat Delhi Capitals on Friday. Victory over MI in the last match will take Delhi Capitals to the Playoff. They have positive NRR and will surely make playoffs with a win.
RCB’s win also officially knocked out Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the race. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants with 20 and 18 points respectively are the only two teams to have sealed qualification. Rajasthan Royals are also a strong contender even if they lose to Chennai Super Kings on Friday.
After RCB’s win over GT, Punjab Kings have been knocked out. PBKS can only reach 14 while 4 teams already have greater than 16 points. After RCB’s win over GT, Sunrisers Hyderabad have been knocked out. SRH can only reach 14 while 4 teams already have greater than 16 points.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 70, SRH vs PBKS
Kane Williamson would be missing this due to personal reasons and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to lead in his absence. The side snatched a 3-run win from the jaws of defeat against Mumbai Indians.
Priyam Garg played well after being promoted up the order and he would need to provide a solid start with Abhishek Sharma. The side would be happy with the form of Nicholas Pooran and Rahul Tripathi in the middle order, and they would look to build partnerships with Aiden Markram. Glenn Phillips is likely to come into the side as a finisher and he would look to add quick runs with Washington Sundar.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar did well in the last game with the ball, but he would need support from Fazalhaq Farooqi and strike early in the game. Sunrisers Hyderabad would also expect to see tight spells from T Natrajan who has been their best bowler this season. Washington Sundar and Umran Malik will have to put brakes on Punjab’s scoring rates given their batting strength.
Mayank Agarwal would be unhappy with the performance his side put up in the last game against the Delhi Capitals. Their batsmen let the side down in a 17-run loss in what should have been an easy run chase. This has complicated matters for the team, and they must win this game by a big margin and hope lady luck shines on them.
Shikhar Dhawan has been the best batsman for the side, and he will look to set up a good opening wicket stand with Jonny Bairstow. The side would be worried about the forms of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal, and Liam Livingstone in the middle order and they will have to deliver the goods. Jitesh Sharma and Harpreet Brar will look to use the long handle well down the order.
Kagiso Rabada and Liam Livingstone did well with the new ball in the last game and the same would be needed from them. Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh have done well in the tournament, and they will have to come up with their best performance in this game. Rahul Chahar has regained his form which is great news for the team and there would be huge responsibilities for the spinner.